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Reel to Real' film at UNI explores overeating

February 11, 2003

Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The next film in the University of Northern Iowa's 'Reel to Real' film series will be 'Beautiful Piggies,' a revealing self-portrait of an overeater. It follows Barbara, the video maker, from her seemingly cheerful childhood through her metamorphosis into a five foot tall, one hundred seventy-five pound conflicted woman. The film will be shown from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Maucker Union University Room South.

Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, said the film is part of the yearlong Reel to Real film series that presents films worthy of reflection, discussion, challenge and criticism.

The series, sponsored by the Maucker Union Student Activities office, will continue March 26, with 'Beauty in the Bricks,' a film that explores the lives of black teenage girls growing up in a housing project.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Guy Sims at (319) 273-2683.